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  1. The fate of chronic in-patients after closure of psychiatric nursing homes in Norway : a personal follow-up 6 years later.

    Article - En anglais

    We evaluated all 107 chronic in-patients in a catchment area before and 6 years after a planned reduction in the number of psychiatric institution beds was implemented.

    At follow-up, 32 of the patients had died.

    One had probably committed suicide, while the others were elderly people who had died of natural causes.

    In the remaining patients the level of functioning was low, and below that which could be deduced from their level of symptoms, which was also low.

    The majority of the patients still lived in institutions, mostly in general nursing homes.

    Among those who had moved out, there were non-significant trends towards a reduction in symptoms and an increase in functioning.

    In general, the patients were satisfied with their new accommodation.

    Most of them needed extensive help and support to establish an acceptable standard of living in the community.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Schizophrénie, Hôpital psychiatrique, Désinstitutionnalisation, Qualité, Soin, Service santé, Santé mentale, Norvège, Europe, Homme, Psychose, Fermeture hôpital

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Schizophrenia, Psychiatric hospital, Desinstitutionalization, Quality, Care, Health service, Mental health, Norway, Europe, Human, Psychosis

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0001155

    Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 31/05/1999.